The revised Structured Season for 2015-16 has now been
approved by the RFU Board and full details, including
dates for Play-Offs, are attached. This follows the decision
communicated to you earlier this month that the RFU
Council would be delaying implementation of the recom-
mendations of the Adult Competition Review concerning
1st XV league and RFU Cup rugby by 12 months.
The 2015-16 season offers unique opportunities for the
game with Rugby World Cup 2015 taking place on home
soil in the autumn, and the Structured Season makes
allowances for this special event.
There will be no league or cup rugby on the weekend of
the RWC2015 final (Saturday 31 October), while – for
Levels 5 and below – each Divisional Organising Commit-
tee can vary league dates during the tournament (allowing
flexibility for all fixtures between Saturday 17 September
and Saturday 24 October).
Play-Offs for teams at Level 3 or 4 will take place on
Saturday 7 May 2016. For those at Level 5 or below, they
will be on Saturday 30 April 2016.